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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Mangalyaan completes 1000 Earth days in its orbit


Indian Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) also called Mangalyaan completes 1000 Earth days in its orbit on 19th June 2017. The interplanetary mission of ISRO was launched on 5th November, 2013. It was inserted into Martian orbit on 24th September, 2014 in its first attempt.

The Mars Orbiter Mission credited with many laurels like cost-effectiveness, short period of realisation, miniaturisation of five heterogeneous science payloads completed 1000 Earth days which corresponds to 973.25 Martian Solar day. Scientific analysis of the data received from the Mars Orbiter spacecraft is in progress.

Important Takeaways From above News-
  • The Operator of the MOM is Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
  • PSLV-C25 launched Mars Orbiter Mission Spacecraft from the First Launch Pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota.
  • ISRO was founded in 1969.
  • A S Kiran Kumar is the present chairman of ISRO.

Source- AIR World Service



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